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Forum topic by Powerdiamond posted 06-18-2009 03:50 AM 1192 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2009 03:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer planer question

I own a combo machine as the title implies. It is a 12” although that does not play into the issue. My problem is that when I switch to the planer configuration and I hit the start button nothing happens at all. Switch back to the Jointer configuration and everything runs perfectly. It would seem to me that it is merely a contact is not being made some where but I can not see where it is made. I would deeply appreciate any ideas.

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#1 posted 06-18-2009 03:52 AM

Sounds like a switch.

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 03:53 AM

Trace where all the wires go to see if there is a hidden switch.

It may be an optical switch also.

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#3 posted 06-18-2009 03:54 AM

Maybe your guard isn’t engaging a safety switch that continues the circuit when it is pushed. My Ryobi planer has a switch that has to be pushed down by a guard to work. That is my 2 cents. Yeah I was just looking at the web site and it looks as if you dont have the guard on the jointer side of the cutterhead right it probally wont work

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#4 posted 06-18-2009 04:04 AM

its probably that your dust collection chute isnt secured properly. i have the 10” model and i mostly use it to joint because i have a planer. but the dust chute needs to hit some micro switches to say that it is installed before the machine will start. my best bet would be that those are not being contacted properly

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#5 posted 06-18-2009 10:41 AM

Hey, while I’ve got you here, what’re your thoughts on that combo machine?

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#6 posted 06-18-2009 11:33 AM

How do you like your combo machine?

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#7 posted 06-18-2009 01:45 PM

I have always had combo machines ie we call them planer thicknessers here in the UK and I love it.It is really good for both duties anyway mines is a kity.Alistair

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